A simulation procedure for the design of composite tubes with large deformability

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Proceedings title2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites - American Society for Composites, 26th Annual Technical Conference: Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials
Conference2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites - American Society for Composites, 26th Annual Technical Conference: Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials, 26 September 2011 through 28 September 2011, Montreal, QC
SubjectAluminum tubes; Bending load; Composite tube; Design of composites; Large deformations; Primary loads; Radial stress; Simulation methods; Simulation procedures; Strategic locations; Three-dimensional finite element method; Aluminum; Bending (forming); Deformation; Finite element method; Stiffness; Structure (composition); Tubes (components)
AbstractA procedure to design composite tubes that can match the stiffness, strength, and deformation of an aluminum tube used for primary load bearing applications is presented. Tubes subjected to bending loads are considered. The large deformation of the composite tube is obtained via strategic location of plies of suitable fiber orientations across the thickness of the tube. Two analytical and simulation methods for the determination of stiffness are proposed, and their accuracy is verified by experimental results. Three-dimensional finite element method is used to determine the stresses developed, and a procedure to handle the high positive radial stress is proposed.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC)
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NPARC number21271740
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